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A sample splitter for moist, saturated, or suspended sediment
McManus, D.A.; Hanson, L.G.; Baker, J.V. (1966). A sample splitter for moist, saturated, or suspended sediment. J. Sediment. Petrol. 36(2): 632-635
In: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM): Tulsa. ISSN 0022-4472, more
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  • McManus, D.A.
  • Hanson, L.G.
  • Baker, J.V.

Abstract
    A device that separates a sediment suspension into four parts has been designed and tested for use with marine sediments. Operation of the splitter is rapid, clean, efficient, and suitable for a routine laboratory. The precision of the splitter was tested by comparing granulometric data from the splits. Comparison of the median particle size among the splits reveals little variation, and, although the mean, standard deviation and skewness show more discrepancy, the range of values is considered small enough for the splits to be designated as representative splits.

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